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Chico Air Museum

165 Ryan Avenue

Mission Statement:-

The Chico Air Museum was founded to collect, preserve, document and display artifacts significant to the rich aviation and aerospace history of Chico Army Air Field and the North Valley. Our primary purpose is to educate and inspire people of all ages, while honoring the creativity, dedication and sacrifices of the men and women who contributed to the remarkable aviation heritage in the Northern Sacramento Valley


Kyhiera Miller

Sunday, July 15, 2018
Great little museum with a LOT to look at in a tiny space. The displays are so detailed and their library has an amazing collection, open for research too! We had the added bonus of watching the sky crane coming to grab water to fight the fire in upper Bidwell Park. Super steals on their sale books from the library collection; especially for a plane or history fanatic.

Righteous Indignation

Friday, June 22, 2018
The volunteers are very courteous and attentive, but will also let you meander throughout exhibits as long as they know you know to not touch ANYTHING as some of the aircraft are maintained and flown regularly. Did you know they also have A NASA outer space exhibit inside it's own enclosed, heavily supervised enclosure? They also have an enormous display of a local's collection of meticulously crafted model cars that spans the automobile's entire history to date. The most unique item on display, which is a feat of engineering for it's time, I'll not spoil for anyone except to say you'll know where else Swiss Army technology got its start, and you'll be surprised and impressed by that display alone. My reason for only 4 stars might be a problem for some folks: if you're visiting mid Summer it gets quite warm inside that retired hangar and can be uncomfortable for anyone susceptible to heat. Plan to visit when it's cooler in the day or year if that's you. Excepting that, you'll have quite an adventure and lots of nostalgia. You might even get graced with a personal story or two from the guides all of whom enjoy their volunteer time with visitors and only ask for a donation of your choosing and to sign their guest book. Enjoy your visit!

Joop Dactyl

Thursday, July 5, 2018
Super cool! Chaperoned my son's school field trip to there. We had a great time. Lots to learn and interactive itinerary for the kiddos.

John o

Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018
They have some nice sold planes. It's small but very nice

william manes

Thursday, June 21, 2018
A few interesting aircraft on display for the saber jet and the antinoff byplane were supper cool The hanger built-in the 40's was full of artifacts it's pretty cool for such a small space will definitely visit again

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